In 2018, we decided to launch the Trail Meraki club for those participants who have completed 4 or more events during a year. This year, one participant, Jorge Branco, took it to a whole new level.

He is the only rider who has successfully completed the entire Nissan Trailseeker Series from Gauteng to Western Cape, back to Limpopo and finishing off strong in Gauteng, he has done the whole lot.

This dedication to a sport should receive serious kudos from fellow participants and we commemorate you for this achievement. We’ve asked him a few questions to get to know the man behind the legendary mountain bike adventures.

What was your favourite race in 2018?


Which race was the toughest, and why?

Mabalingwe, the heat and the climbing on sandy terrain took its toll on the mind and body!

What made you decide to do the entire series?

I love being on a mountain bike, and adventuring the globe on a bike, so I decided your series would be perfect to see our beautiful country.

What song do you listen to before the race to get the adrenaline pumping?

No music, just the thought of my girlfriend waiting for me with a beer. #BrowniePoints 😉

How does a typical training day look like for you?

I love technical riding, so I train with a Downhill bike on gnarly trails or long distance with a Fat bike.

Would you recommend the Nissan Trailseeker Series?